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Purging and Binging.....

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 31, 2011 at 6:56 PM

FIrst off I just wanna say that ferroro rochers are pure evil. If I could rank the three most evil things in History it'd probably be 1) Stalin 2) Hitler 3) Ferroro Rocher. So my gf left two ferrero rochers lying around and I thought to myself, "What's the worst that can happen? They can't be more than 120 calories combined." Made sense at the time but then my girlfriend came home from a coworkers party. Her coworker offered her a ton of food to take home and she just couldn't refuse. So she brought home a plate of spring rolls, a large slice of cake and cassava cake, 10 pieces of sushi, some salmon, and a plate of spaghetti. I thought nothing of it. She was going to give it to her parents the next day.

That night I couldn't sleep. I was fidgiting in bed. My body contorted and lurched, I was pretty much playing twister. Then it hit me. It was like my tastebuds were on fire. Every single taste receptor was bursting with this insatiable craving. For sugar. I've never ever been one to crave for sugar. But then the pit of my stomach did that thing where it feels like there's a void in it that you have to fill. You will eat bark at this point. So I tip toed to the fridge. Ate one spring roll. Then another. Then another. Then all seven of them. Still there was that sugary itch that wasn't scratched. So I started working on the cake. It was almost a plate sized slice. There were various fruit lining the inside layer. The kind I hate and would never touch. Didn't matter tonight. I was ravenous. I couldn't even TASTE whatever else was in it. Just the sugar. And then I started eating the cassava cake at the same time.

Then the sushi which was terrible. No matter how much I ate my stomach felt like the rgand canyon. And I was still in that state where I felt like I was starving. So onto the cheese crackers that were in the cupboard. And finally 3 cups of coke for good measure. Still felt hungry....

I don't know if I really have a question. But lesson learned. Ferraro rochers are not worth it, and Godwin's Law is still alive and kicking. So this morning I did interval sprints without food. And I'm fasting for two hours before I eat. I think I will do that for the next few weeks as well. But I'll eat a PWO starting tommorow.

I think it's also interesting to notw that when I measured my blood sugar level as soon as I woke up it was at 106 and my weekly average has been 86 so far never going over 90.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on February 01, 2011
at 02:02 AM

Ah - the coconut/white chocolate/almond ones were Ferrero Raffaello: http://www.amazon.com/Ferrero-Raffaello-Almond-Coconut-Candy/dp/B000KLTM4O and the chocolate/hazlenut ones were Ferrero Rochers: http://www.amazon.com/Ferrero-Rocher-Hazelnut-Chocolates-count/dp/B000KJVIOI/ref=sr_1_1?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1296525730&sr=1-1 . My bad. Either way, best to avoid for the scenario described in the question.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on February 01, 2011
at 01:54 AM

Since going primal I've done homemade gluten free birthday treats. But, if you don't want a lot leftover and it's just a few folks celebrating, you could search out a gluten-free bakery (Google for reviews, too) and spent a chunk o' change to have a comparatively smaller batch of cupcakes or small entire cake sent. That way, no gluten, no tempting extras. See some examples here: http://www.abesmarket.com/natural-products/food-and-drink/gluten-free.html?src=dropdown Or make a very small batch of miminally-sweetened ice cream with special add-ins: toasted unsweetened coconut, fresh fruit, etc.

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

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on February 01, 2011
at 01:43 AM

Oooh, thanks, Melissa! <3 I have all the ingredients, too. Wewtness! :D

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on February 01, 2011
at 01:38 AM

Well, now you know what to do for your daughter's birthday! Kaz. Next time you are drinking too much wine, try Carrot Cake Caveman cookies instead! http://www.sonofgrok.com/2009/02/recipe-carrot-cake-caveman-cookies/

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

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on February 01, 2011
at 12:57 AM

If you eat it and it's, ahem, excreted, it's just waste anyway, right? Or if it's stored as fat, that's wasted potential energy. All food eventually becomes waste, so don't be afraid to throw it out. ;) That said, I got a bit tipsy on wine this weekend and baked a carrot cake (evidently, for me, inebriation means an insane craving to bake) and partook in a tiny slice under the influence. O! The siren song! And the resulting pain that ensues! Fortunately, my fella has a tummy o' steel and is working his way through it. Heh. :D

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on January 31, 2011
at 11:57 PM

melissa, that makes way too much sense. or how about this one- just buy him one cupcake for his birthday and not make a whole batch? seriously, why didnt i think of that??

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on January 31, 2011
at 11:22 PM

I know I hate to waste food, but I would totally throw them out. I have to put leftover birthday cake outside in the garbage can or I will just keep eating it.

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on January 31, 2011
at 08:33 PM

Ok, now I now what you are talking about. Had to see the picture....

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on January 31, 2011
at 08:25 PM

I have never had a ferroro rocher.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on January 31, 2011
at 08:17 PM

= wafer globe, white chocolate cream filling, white chocolate and shredded coconut exterior. Think they might also be available as milk chocolate / hazlenut cream combo. Gracken's "evil" taxonomy works. I compare encountering them to being faced with certain wild animals : maintain eye contact and back away very slowly.

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on January 31, 2011
at 08:14 PM

@Carl Stawicki: I don't know why I added purging in there. I didn't even know what that meant and assumed it was just part of the phrase. I BINGED BINGED BINGED. @TorMag: It is the devil incarnate: http://socialhoneycomb.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/ferrero-rocher.jpg

7252d24b0b0a359774025c4f39bd395b

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on January 31, 2011
at 08:07 PM

What, pray tell, is a Ferroro Rocher?

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on January 31, 2011
at 07:29 PM

Gracken, don't leave us in suspense...did you purge? ;0)

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on January 31, 2011
at 07:23 PM

I used to like the FRs but they contain trans fats so I won't eat them even as a cheat. =(

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D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on January 31, 2011
at 07:34 PM

This very much reminds me of some of Eat Now Pay Later's epic binges (only he took pictures) - and I have heard similar stories around PaleoHacks and other primal / paleo sites. Needless to say, your experience of just a bit of sugar setting off demon-cravings is quite common. It is biochemistry and nostalgia working together in one devilish partnership. So, you are definitely not alone!

I myself will attest that even some overly sugary fruit or honey has the potential to prompt a theretofore unanticipated sugar binge. In fact, today I'm zero-carbing just to shake cravings borne from this past weekend.

Thus, having gone on your trip down the SAD midnight snack rabbit hole, now know thyself, and to thine own self be true. :)

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Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on January 31, 2011
at 08:18 PM

ugh! last friday was my sons first birthday. cupcake recipe yielded TWENTY FOUR cupcakes. i had one, he had one, my husband and daughter had one. ive been sitting in a house ALL WEEKEND with TWENTY DAMN CUPCAKES. delicious, sweet, lemony, homemade cupcakes. that one i had for the birthday killed me. im now trying to find someone to just take them away.

my daughters birthday is in two more weeks. oy gevalt.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 31, 2011
at 11:22 PM

I know I hate to waste food, but I would totally throw them out. I have to put leftover birthday cake outside in the garbage can or I will just keep eating it.

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on February 01, 2011
at 12:57 AM

If you eat it and it's, ahem, excreted, it's just waste anyway, right? Or if it's stored as fat, that's wasted potential energy. All food eventually becomes waste, so don't be afraid to throw it out. ;) That said, I got a bit tipsy on wine this weekend and baked a carrot cake (evidently, for me, inebriation means an insane craving to bake) and partook in a tiny slice under the influence. O! The siren song! And the resulting pain that ensues! Fortunately, my fella has a tummy o' steel and is working his way through it. Heh. :D

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on January 31, 2011
at 11:57 PM

melissa, that makes way too much sense. or how about this one- just buy him one cupcake for his birthday and not make a whole batch? seriously, why didnt i think of that??

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on February 01, 2011
at 01:38 AM

Well, now you know what to do for your daughter's birthday! Kaz. Next time you are drinking too much wine, try Carrot Cake Caveman cookies instead! http://www.sonofgrok.com/2009/02/recipe-carrot-cake-caveman-cookies/

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on February 01, 2011
at 01:43 AM

Oooh, thanks, Melissa! <3 I have all the ingredients, too. Wewtness! :D

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on February 01, 2011
at 01:54 AM

Since going primal I've done homemade gluten free birthday treats. But, if you don't want a lot leftover and it's just a few folks celebrating, you could search out a gluten-free bakery (Google for reviews, too) and spent a chunk o' change to have a comparatively smaller batch of cupcakes or small entire cake sent. That way, no gluten, no tempting extras. See some examples here: http://www.abesmarket.com/natural-products/food-and-drink/gluten-free.html?src=dropdown Or make a very small batch of miminally-sweetened ice cream with special add-ins: toasted unsweetened coconut, fresh fruit, etc.

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0e7285c0f8c8220f5b26199f7b3ebf22

on February 01, 2011
at 01:18 AM

For me, eating bread products and sweets almost instantly brings on an unbearable craving for more. I mean a real head down in the feed trough kind of craving.

I stuff myself with meat when that happens. (Any pun there was not intended.)

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on February 01, 2011
at 01:17 AM

if it helps i have a website on primal recovery from eating disorders that may be of assistance to those suffering:

http://malpaz.wordpress.com/

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on February 01, 2011
at 12:45 AM

I keep my sugar addiction in check most of the time with really dark chocolate. It did not work last week after a Date night with my wife. Rock-n-Roll aftermath = lots of pizza. I fasted 20 hours today just to try and regroup. The binges weren't the problem. Quality of my food was awful by my usual standards.

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07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

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on January 31, 2011
at 07:18 PM

I dunno. I had some chocolate mousse with sugary sauces (yes, plural) as a desert from a restaurant at the end of a nice meal with my wife over the weekend. I'm pretty sure I was fine afterwards.

Has something like this happened to anyone else?

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on January 31, 2011
at 08:19 PM

love ferroro rocher, eat a whole box last week (in one sitting0

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